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Working together to resolve custody disputes is the best way

Your child's health and happiness is your primary concern, which is why it bothers you that your child's other parent always causes a struggle when you're trying to arrange visitation or custody plans. It's possible to work together to resolve custody issues, but it does require that both parents pay attention to the wants and needs of their child as well as their own schedules.

3 commonly overlooked issues in child custody disputes

Child custody disputes are some of the most difficult legal situations to arise from divorce proceedings. Of course, you want what is best for your child, but there may be significant disparities between your definition of this and your ex's. If you have found yourself in this situation, there are some things you should keep in mind to find the most productive solution for your family.

The 751 action can help you care for a child in your family

In Florida, you can apply for temporary custody of a minor thanks to Chapter 751 of the Florida Statutes. This petition for temporary custody can be filed if you are an extended family member caring for a child full time in the role of a substitute parent. The child must be living with you at present. You can also apply if you receive a notarized consent form from the child's parents.

How does custody work in Florida?

Florida has two custody terms you need to be familiar with. One, time sharing, describes the physical time each parent spends with a child. The second, parental responsibility, refers to making decisions on your child's behalf including medical, schooling and religious decisions.

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